Three new investments in public schools

Yesterday we announced $6 million in grants to help expand three high-performing and innovative public schools. You can read about on the front page of today’s Inquirer.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: it’s not about school type, it’s about school quality.

Hill-Freedman, Science Leadership Academy, and the Workshop School have great leaders and send the overwhelming majority of their students to college. Now, more students citywide will have the same opportunity. As Superintendent Dr. Hite said, “We are 100 percent committed to giving every child in Philadelphia access to a high-performing school… this expansion of schools with measurable track records of success will get us 1,600 students closer to that day.”

Read more about Hill-Freedman, SLA, and the Workshop School here.

They join more than a dozen high-quality schools in our Great Schools Fund portfolio. Since 2010, we have invested $19.2 million to support the creation of more than 10,000 seats in great schools. Across these schools we see a common thread whether District, charter, or nonpublic: Visionary leaders who believe that all students — regardless of background — can achieve at high levels and who have the flexibility to build outstanding teams of teachers.

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School Investments

Since 2011, we’ve invested nearly $60 million to give 25,000 more students access to high-quality schools.


Our goal is to raise $140 million by 2022 to invest in great schools of all types. To date, we’ve raised more than $80 million.

By the Numbers

We invest in schools of all types. Our committed funds are currently invested in charter (65%), district (25%) and private (10%) schools.


Our goal is to ensure 50,000 more students each year are on the path to college by 2022.